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Todt more interested in road safety than F1 - Ecclestone

  • Published on 09 Dec 2015 09:06
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Bernie Ecclestone thinks FIA president Jean Todt should step back from the front line in formula one. According to the BBC, an increasingly alarmed F1 supremo told the World Motor Sport Council last week that he believes the sport is "in crisis".

"Television audiences are down", Ecclestone is reported as having informed the FIA body, "teams are struggling to survive. Something needs to be done". After the meeting, the World Council announced that Ecclestone and Todt have been given a "mandate" to tackle many of the problems that are not being solved by the usual democratic processes.

But Ecclestone, 85, apparently thinks part of the problem is that Frenchman Todt is less hands-on and combative in his style of governing than was his predecessor Max Mosley. "He (Todt) has been doing lots of other things, he is much more interested in road safety than formula one or the sports side of things," Ecclestone told Sky Sports News. "So maybe he should step back a little bit from formula one and let someone else take that part of the FIA's commitments over." (GMM)

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  • I dont see how democracy is bad in this sport, but I agree that they need an interested and dedicated leader, and Todt isnt. But whatever they do, dont give all that power to mr Greed aka Bernie Ecclestone. Might aswell sign the sport's death sentence if that money hungry brit get his clutches on all that power.

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    • Dec 9 2015 - 09:10
    • ianf1

      Posts: 185

      Agreed BE is poison. He wonders why tv audiences are down whilst forcing F1 off of free to air channels? He wonders why the smaller teams and historic circuits are being forced out of F1 whilst increasing the money CVC makes out of F1? It makes my blood boil.

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      • Dec 9 2015 - 09:37
    • khasmir

      Posts: 893

      Relax dude, I share your pain. Bernie is a hypocritical blood sucking bastard, you can't believe anything that comes out his snake tonged mouth.

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      • Dec 9 2015 - 18:19

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